Whoever falsely makes, forges, counterfeits, mutilates, or alters any passport or
instrument purporting to be a passport, with intent that the same may be used; or
Whoever willfully and knowingly uses, or attempts to use, or furnishes to another
for use any such false, forged, counterfeited, mutilated, or altered passport or instrument
purporting to be a passport, or any passport validly issued which has become void
by the occurrence of any condition therein prescribed invalidating the same--
Shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 25 years (if the offense
was committed to facilitate an act of international terrorism (as defined in section 2331 of this title)), 20 years (if the offense was committed to facilitate a drug trafficking
crime (as defined in section 929(a) of this title)), 10 years (in the case of the first or second such offense, if the
offense was not committed to facilitate such an act of international terrorism or
a drug trafficking crime), or 15 years (in the case of any other offense), or both.
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